Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/8 inches
Can handle transplanting

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Posted by wcgypsy (Northern California) on Apr 9, 2013 9:45 AM

The flower colors on seedlings will range from a deep blue to purple to 'purplish' pink to light blue.

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Posted by kes2 on Dec 7, 2019 12:19 PM

I tried to grow this lovely plant but found when dealing with it that it caused a rash on any skin that touched it. If you want one, try testing a specimen to see if you react and prepare to wear effective protection if you do.

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